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Vatican II at 50: Graph of the Day

By the Pew Research Center (article: "U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican")

Three pertinent pieces of information:

-The Second Vatican Council ended in 1965, its implementation began already during the Council, as the documents were approved.
-The US population in 1965 was of approximately 194 million people; in 2014, of 317 million.
-The self-identified Catholic population in the United States was of 48.5 million people in 1965; of 76.7 million in 2014.